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High School Sports

  • Bruins go 3-0, win BHS preseason hoops tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins completed a stellar run to the championship in the annual Buford High Preseason basketball tournament with a 62-46 win over Fairfield Central High on Monday night.
    LHS senior Nehemiah McGriff, the recent Limestone College signee, paced the Bruins with 26, 18 in the first half.
    Lancaster, which went 3-0 in the three-day tourney, built a 40-19 lead at the break and cruised to the 16-point win over the Griffins.
    LHS held a 51-31 edge after three periods.
    McGriff, in three tourney games, had 75 points to lead the LHS cause.

  • Vols top Cats, advance

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers are marching on after opening the Class AA Upper State football playoffs with a solid 42-21 home win over Ninety Six on Friday night.

    AJ, which trailed 21-20 at the half, ignited in the second half to advance to face Saluda at SHS in second-round play Friday night.

  • Bears edge Bruins, 37-31

    BELTON – In a beast mode clash, the Belton Honea Path Bears were able to claw out a thrilling 37-31 triple overtime win over the Lancaster Bruins to open the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs at BHP on Friday night.

    The back-and-forth contest came down to well-executed Kameron Burton four-yard quarterback keeper to give the 10-1 Bears the 37-31 win over the Bruins.

  • Bears roar on Jackets’ turnovers

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    HEMINGWAY – Buford started the postseason on the road at Carver’s Bay in Hemmingway, but the Jackets never got started on the field. 

    Carvers Bay running back Levi White scored five touchdowns for the Bears en route to the 50-19 first-round win.

  • Bulldogs end Warriors’ run, 35-6

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    NEWBERRY – The state football playoffs can be both a beginning and ending, and it was an ending in more ways than one for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night.

  • LHS Bruins trio earns Tri-County Coaches honors

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster High School football standouts were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.
    Bruins’ stars Markees Watts, C.D. Catoe and Kevius Barnes were honored for their play in LHS’s 28-26 playoff-clinching win over Richland Northeast on Nov. 3.
    Watts reaped the Class AAAA-AAAAA Defensive Lineman of the Week with eight tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two batted down passes.

  • Moore’s plenty dependable

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson head football coach C.J. Frye, pushed to the brink, can find only one problem with Volunteers’ senior defensive back Tay Moore.
    “We need more players like him,” Frye said. “If we could clone him, that might be an option, but we will take what we have. Tay is a high-caliber kid.”
    Frye, the Vols’ second-year head coach, can reel off a bunch of adjectives to describe the 5-10, 160-pounder, but said Moore’s dependability ranks as his highest asset.

  • Jackets’ diamond ace Sullivan signs to play at Limestone

    Limestone College softball is getting a diamond ace out of the Buford High School softball program.
    BHS Lady Jackets ace hurler Sydney Sullivan, who guided Buford to the 2016 Class AA state softball championship, solidified her verbal commitment signing with the Saints after giving them an oral pledge last fall.
    “I love the atmosphere at Limestone,” said Sullivan, who signed with the Saints on Nov. 10. “The school isn’t huge, but it is not small. It is what I was looking for in a college.

  • Teams eye playoff openers

    Lancaster County high school football teams are focused on the “second season” as they look to make a playoff run.
    All four county teams are in the playoffs which open Friday night at 7:30, with three teams on the road.
    Lancaster, 5-5 and the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, travels to face 9-1 Belton-Honea Path.
    Andrew Jackson, 7-2 and the Region IV-AA runner-up, is at home to face Ninety Six, 2-8 as the Volunteers host their first playoff game since the 2013 season.

  • McGriff signs to play at Limestone

    The 2016-17 Lancaster High School basketball season has yet to tip off, but Bruins’ senior forward Nehemiah McGriff knows where he will play next season.
    McGriff, a 6-5, 177-pounder, made his college choice official Friday morning when he signed with Limestone College to play for the Saints.
    McGriff, who chose Limestone over Wingate, Catawba and Johnson C. Smith University, said selecting the Saints was an easy choice.